IN-FORM squaregaiter Jeffery P made an easy lead from post seven and jogged home from there, extending his winning streak to five in yesterday’s Open Handicap Trot at The Meadows.
Once reinsman Dave Palone gave Jeffery P a 29.3-second quarter breather, the race for win was over.
The son of Full Count scored in 1:53.3, two lengths better than the pocket-sitting Icanflylikeanangel, while Stickler Hanover shot the ‘Lightning Lane’ for show.
The fourth-place finish of In Secret was noteworthy, as his check sent him over $900,000 in earnings.
Ron Burke trains Jeffery P, which lifted his bankroll to $292,303, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Phillip Collura.
Chris Shaw, Mike Wilder and Palone each fashioned a three-bagger on the 13-race card.
- EVAN PATTAK